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Boozie (#46977371)
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Bio Photo I have been a firefighter for 20 years. I have always been a student of the Civil War, in part because I grew up next door to a cemetery and would always go over and read the veterans stones. I had four grandfathers that served in the conflict, three in the Union Army and one in the Confederate Army.I have a great passion for the 40th Indiana Infantry. I love the history that each cemetery offers.

I grew up in Waveland , Indiana and love the local history. My 6th Great Grandfather John J. Payton came to Brown Twp. (Waveland area) in 1828 from Kentucky and we are still in old Montgomery Co.

I also enjoy baseball, being a huge Red Sox fan. They picked up a relative of mine in 1912, so I am a faithful fan.

I also enjoy my family, a wife and three sons. It's even better being able to share with them the history of their family and where they came from.

I am willing to photograph for anyone with family buried in this area. I have many Civil War photos on file.
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Eric Lowman
Sidney Allen Speed
Scott, I am trying to track down Sidney Speed of the 18th Indiana Light Artillery. One of my sources says he is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery in Crawfordsville, the other says he is buried at Grant Avenue Oak Hill. Do you know which one he is buried in? Thanks,
Eric Lowman
Added by Eric Lowman on Feb 13, 2015 7:47 PM
Hi Scott,
I am a Crane (Crain) researcher. The dates I have for Zephaniah are b. abt 1819 in Ohio, died 23 Aug 1898. I believe he married Sarah Busenbark, but it seems that she was buried in Oak Hill, if her dates are 1825-1899. Do you know why she would not be buried with him? I have his parents as Elihu and Mary Clark Crane. I would like to hear from you.
Added by Pegeen on Sep 18, 2012 1:35 PM
William Cook in SW Cemetery
Just a note to let you know that I added an obit to his memorial. I am not related.
Best regards,
Added by OPPSheryl on Aug 09, 2012 12:49 PM
Earl Munday
William B Galey
Hiya Scott, Can you answer the questions from my sister shown below re William Galey?
William B. Galey, born on 6 Feb 1825 in Kentucky, died on 2 Dec 1863, served as a sergeant with Company C, 40th Indiana Volunteer Infantry and wounded at Missionary Ridge in Tennessee during the American Civil War…this person may be the correct William Galey as found on findagrave…no exact information to show he is the son of Benjamin Galey and Elizabeth Woods, but time and place is right…so little information on this family…C&E…could you contact Scott Busenbark at findagrave (I'm not registered) and ask if William is a son of Benjamin Galey…seems to be as Scott talks about Waveland as well. Also ask if any of his brothers also fell at Missionary Ridge or if he has any other information on this family…have hit a brick wall on this family but do not want to delete since immediate child of our ancestors David Woods and Mary McAfee

Thanks for any info you can provide,


Added by Earl Munday on Jan 13, 2012 10:19 AM
Ginny Vonlunen
Z. Crain
Hello Scott,
my name is Ginny and I am doing some research for some ladies at church and so far my leads to their ancestors have led to Zephaniah. I was wondering if you know any of the family history on his children I.E. Joseph Carr Crain. They have his wife as a Lucy Swiss but I have not had any luck finding out anything on her and their marriage. I would aappreciate any help.

Thank you

Added by Ginny Vonlunen on Jan 03, 2012 8:23 PM
Steven K. Poole
John Poole and Susan Alward Info
Hey Scott, this is Steven Poole, a great great grandson of John Poole and Susan Alward. I see that you added a picture of Susan Alward. I was wondering what information you may have about them, or if you have any other pictures relating to them or their immediate relatives? Thanks for your time.
Added by Steven K. Poole on Oct 03, 2011 2:16 AM
John Payton
John J & Mary Payton
Hi Scott this is your cousin John Payton. I just got on this Find a grave site last month. I see that you have put Johns headstone on it and cousin Jane Payton has put Marys headstone on the site #31152688. Could you link John to Marys stone so they will show together and than their kids can be linked to them.
Added by John Payton on Jul 24, 2011 7:48 AM
Robin Snavely
ira j alward
hey scott,
i was trying to find any information you might know about ira n did they end up in oklahoma???....after reading about him i might be able to figure it out...i own the property they had in 1905 in luther oklahoma...i find this research sooo fascinating.
Added by Robin Snavely on Dec 22, 2010 11:18 AM
RE: Jonathan Rice
Hi Scott, What a small world! Thanks very much for the info on Jonathan Rice. I had most of it but you did give me a few dates that I did not have. I actually found Jonathan and Susan's burial locations last year. They owned quite a bit of land in Kankakee along the river and the cemtery that came with it and, at least in 1983, there was a RICE family marker in the cemetery. I have since been told that the stone is no longer there but I have a cousin that is going there (tomorrow in fact) to see what she can find. There still are three kids that are unaccounted for though, Lucinda, Catherine and Eliza Jane. I have not been able to locate their graves yet.
Thanks again,
Added by Smith on Sep 16, 2010 5:34 PM
Eric Lowman
Eli Swihart
I was looking through the Kosciusko County Civil War burial list I have made and noticed Eli Swihart was a relative of yours. Have you ever been to the gravesite? If you would like I can get a picture for you.
Added by Eric Lowman on Aug 23, 2009 11:48 AM
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